• California

    Is San Francisco in a housing bubble?

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    Fitch Ratings suggests Bay Area home prices are at 'unsupportable' level


  • InvestmentsLendingReal EstateServicing

    Fitch Ratings suggests Bay Area home prices are at 'unsupportable' level

    San Francisco often ranks among the "hottest" housing markets due to its rapidly rising housing prices. But how hot is too hot? A new report from Fitch Ratings suggests that San Francisco is reaching that point, with the dreaded "b" word being thrown around now.

This month in
HousingWire magazine

Cover Story
February 2016

Global reach: Exploring the risks and rewards of offshore mortgage servicing

Sometimes offshoring sounds like a bad word. In reality, offshore mortgage servicing simply means using remote staff, usually to take advantage of lower labor and overhead costs and round-the-clock staffing availability. But legitimate questions remain. In the midst of increasing compliance pressures, is offshoring a sound strategy for mortgage servicers looking to stay competitive, or a fast track to dissatisfied customers and trouble with the CFPB?

Commentary

Why conservatorship of Fannie and Freddie must end